TfL has reminded Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors) members that their accreditation could be in jeopardy if they do not immediately tell it of any offences they commit. Following the Metropolitan Police Service’s Operation Safeway, anecdotal evidence suggests there has been a marked increase in the number of PG9s issued to operators by Vosa and the police. One bronze Fors member contacted MT after its re-accreditation was placed in doubt when it received four PG9s. Three were for load restraint […]
By the end of today Londoners will have voted to elect a new mayor. The victor will have a significant impact on road freight, with both regional and national players affected by the policy decisions taken during the next four years. MT cherry-picks some of the key promises from the mayoral candidates to find out what they propose to do to aid, or harm, the road transport industry. Ken Livingstone – Labour Party candidate Livingstone’s manifesto pledges that, as mayor, […]
Palletline has defended itself after residents complained that vibrations from trucks accessing its London hub in Perivale were causing property damage. A local residents group, led by Vinny K-Maddage, has put Ealing Council and Transport for London under pressure to act. However, Palletline said that despite having operated from Perivale for the past five years, it was only made aware that residents had concerns this August. “As a preliminary action, Palletline implemented an alternative preferred route; instructing drivers to go […]
A low cost satnav-based cycle safety system for trucks navigating through central London endorsed by TfL has been launched by Navevo. Using exclusive data on LGV and cycle flows from Transport for London, ProNav HGV Cyclist Alert is standard on Navevo’s new ProNav PNN420 sat-nav, designed specifically for LGVs, and will be rolled out across the ProNav range.